Additional Guidance on HPC Challenge Class 2 Award
- There is $1500 available for the award, but we reserve the right to split the amount amongst 1, 2, or 3 winners.
- The award is judged on a report, the implemented code, the performance results obtained, and the presentation at the HPC Challenge Award BOF at SC|05.
- Additional guidance on the Class 2 submissions:
- A minimum of three of the benchmark components from the Class 1 benchmarks are required (there are four; Global HPL,
EP STREAM (Triad), Global FFT, and Global RandomAccess) and additional benchmark components will add value to the submission.
- Performance results from a run on a real system will be given more weight in the evaluation, but simulated and/or
projected results may be considered with sufficient explanation.
- For the report we expect a short description of the implementation, the performance achieved, lines-of-code, and
the actual source code used. More specifically the short description may include:
- Explanation of why the implementation should be considered for the award.
- Identify specific benchmarks implemented and run.
- Code size measured with source lines of code
(see: http://icl.cs.utk.edu/projectsfiles/hpcc/download/sclc.pl) or equivalent.
- Identify and explain any differences with the official HPC Challenge v1.0 benchmark.
- Description of implementation environment, language, and tools used.
- Identify all relevant libraries used.
- Description of the system the benchmark was run on.
- Description of problem sizes of run.
- Performance relative to reference HPC Challenge benchmark.
- Discussion of the effort and expertise required to implement and run the benchmark.
- References to additional supporting data on the environment used for the implementation.
Updated: September 17, 2006